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Bismarck, ND – North Dakota Governor John Hoeven says state agencies and military installations implemented measures to increase security, it is important that we not overreact to the current situation. He says the stepped up security measures were taken to insure North Dakotan's safety. Hoeven says today all state agencies are functioning as usual.

If North Dakotans have family or friends who have been affected, they can call the Department of Justice Victims Hotline at 1-800-331-0075 for information.

Bismarck, ND – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem wants North Dakota service stations to roll back any gasoline price increases -- to where they were before the terrorism attacks.

Fargo, ND – North Dakota Highway 200 over Garrison dam has reopened to local traffic.

North Dakota Governor John Hoeven says the North Dakota Highway Patrol will continue to provide security and monitor vehicles near the dam.

The highway was closed Tuesday following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Hoeven says local officials decided to close the Highway as a precaution.

    Fargo, ND – Over 400 people donated blood Tuesday at the United Blood Service Centersin Bismarck, Minot, and Fargo.

    Daryl Stensgaard is the Regional Vice President of United Blood Services in Fargo. He says the need for blood donations to help with the emergencies in New York City and Washington D.C. will be on-going as victims need surgeries over the next few days and weeks.

    Stensgaard says the New York Blood Center needs O-negative, A-negative, and B-negative.

    Bismarck, ND – A plane from Boise, Idaho to Minneapolis was diverted to the Bismarck Airport -- after the FAA ordered planes to land at the nearest airport.

    Ernie Hoover from Greenwich, Connecticut was on the flight.

    "We did kind of bank to the left and kind of circled around and started to descend and one of the flight attendants walked through the cabin and said that the captain would be making an announcement. He made an announcement that all aircraft nationally were being required to land at the nearest airport."

    Fargo, Nd – The price of gasoline is already reacting to today's attacks on the East Coast.

    Jim Feneis of First Fuel Bank in St. Cloud had to bump his price up 10-cents to a dollar-79-point-9 this morning. He cautions that prices could go higher.

    He says the price of MidEast oil in London has jumped three dollars-29 cents a barrel when trading stopped.

    Feneis says if the terrorism situation isn't resolve in the next few days, there might be a shortage of gasoline.

    Fargo, ND – The U.S. Border Patrol is enhancing its coverage of the U.S. and Canadian border in wake of today's attacks on the Pentagon and World trade Center.

    Glen Schroeder is the chief patrol agent for the patrol in Grand Forks. Schroeder says agents will be working on a mandatory overtime basis, and all of the patrol's resources will be used to the fullest.

    The Grand Forks office of the patrol is responsible for watching 917 miles of the international border between ports of entry in North Dakota Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Bismarck, ND – A group of North Dakotans planning to lobby on the farm bill in Washington, D.C. became part of the horrendous events this morning (Tuesday).Dale Enerson, a farmer from Stanley, says he is part of a North Dakota Farmers Union group that intended to be lobbying on Capitol Hill today.

    Bismarck, ND – North Dakota Governor John Hoeven was on his way to Washington, D.C. this morning when the terrorist attack happened.

    Hoeven was getting ready to board his connecting flight...when it was canceled. He wanted to return to North Dakota via the state airplane -- but the FAA said "no." So, Hoeven is driving to Fargo -- and will hold a news conference there later this afternoon.

    Hoeven is asking people to stay calm...and says extra security precautions are in place...

    Fargo, ND – Security has been heightened at the Quentin Burdick Federal Courthouse in Fargo in the wake of bombings in New York and Washington, D.C. this morning.

    Brian Berg is a U.S. Marshal in Fargo:

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